Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Permaculture spreads to local elementary schools

By David Barnstone

November 15, 2012

Two apple trees planted outside of Wildwood Elementary School in late October marked the start of a new partnership between Amherst elementary schools and the University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative. The fruit trees...

Permaculture Initiative sprouts new garden

By Tom Barnes

September 5, 2012

The workers at the University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative spent the summer both raking the ground as they planted a new garden next to Berkshire Dining Commons and raking in awards. The new garden changed the sloping hillside outside the cafeteria from an “er...

Gardeners spends summer digging in the dirt

By Chelsie Field

September 5, 2012

When the University of Massachusetts campus emptied itself for the summer, recent graduate Tripper O’Mara stayed to play in the dirt. Along with a handful of other workers, O’Mara spent his summer on campus breaking up soil come rain or shine as part of the UMass Permaculture Ini...

From Grass to Food to White House

By Alexa Jones

March 12, 2012

I probably voted about a hundred times for UMass Permaculture to go to the White House. And they deserve to go; from the few chances I got to volunteer at the garden, I noticed all of the people on the committee were extremely...

From Franklin to Washington: UMass Permaculture wins challenge

By Steffi Porter

March 5, 2012

The University of Massachusetts Permaculture Committee won the White House ‘Campus Champions of Change Challenge,’ for which it was nominated last month, according to the Permaculture Committee Facebook page and the ca...

UMass to host farmers’ markets every Friday

By Chris Shores

September 14, 2011

The University of Massachusetts Campus Center concourse, in the area directly across from the University Store, will serve as the home for a weekly farmers' market, beginning this Friday at noon. The market was established...